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Tips and rumours: LGBTI Health Alliance in trouble

Tips and rumours: LGBTI Health Alliance in trouble

What’s going on at Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance? A letter from the organisation’s Executive Director Rebecca Reynolds has told members that its government funding will run out on June 30: “Dear Members of the Alliance — After a lengthy process of engaging with the Department of Health, the Alliance learnt late yesterday afternoon that it was […]

Whew, what a year

Whew, what a year

When even the national broadsheet is editorialising about sharks, you know it’s time for summer holidays. This year we celebrated our 15th birthday at Crikey with a swag of special content, including a timeline of the massive transformation in media in the past 15 years, and Stephen Mayne’s story of how it all began. We […]

Tips and rumours: Eric Abetz’s sad, sad year

Tips and rumours: Eric Abetz’s sad, sad year

It’s been an eventful year in politics, no one would deny that. But the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton has described it as “traumatic” for politicians like Eric Abetz, who was booted from cabinet after the leadership spill that left Abetz and other conservatives on the outer. “You’ve been through a traumatic time, as has […]

'It was like Working Dog have spies': inside government Slack conversations

'It was like Working Dog have spies': inside government Slack conversations

Conversations between public servants on the encrypted messaging platform Slack are subject to freedom of information requests. What did we find? A lot of emoji.

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Fred Nile gave to us, er, Boxing Day trading

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Fred Nile gave to us, er, Boxing Day trading

NSW Christian Democrat Fred Nile is under fire for backflipping on his opposition to expanding retail trading hours on public holidays.

Something's fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

Something's fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

The Australian Conservation Federation has launched a court challenge against the government's Carmichael mine project, saying the mine could harm the Great Barrier Reef.

Rundle: Tony Windsor urges civil disobedience in Shenhua mine protest

Rundle: Tony Windsor urges civil disobedience in Shenhua mine protest

At the weekend, former federal independent Tony Windsor spoke to a group of Aboriginal activists, farmers and environmentalists in rural New South Wales.

Will bringing on an OzCo opponent bite Macdonald on the arts?

Will bringing on an OzCo opponent bite Macdonald on the arts?

Crikey can reveal conservative Senator Ian Macdonald asked an Australia Council critic (and former Family First candidate) to address the Senate arts inquiry.

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh -- and lost

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh -- and lost

The tide of public opinion is turning against pokies in Tasmania. And MONA's David Walsh looks set yet again to come up trumps. Economist and accountant John Lawrence explains.

'Extremely improbable that girls will ever be allowed to ride'

'Extremely improbable that girls will ever be allowed to ride'

Almost 100 years ago another woman was making history at Flemington.